Definition of fusillade
1a : a number of shots fired simultaneously or in rapid successionb : something that gives the effect of a fusillade a fusillade of rocks and bottles
2 : a spirited outburst especially of criticism
Examples of fusillade in a sentence
A fusillade of bullets filled the courtyard.
responded calmly to the fusillade of criticism leveled at his design for the memorial
Origin and Etymology of fusillade
French, from fusiller to shoot, from fusil
First Known Use: 1801
FUSILLADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fusillade for English Language Learners
: a large number of shots that are fired very quickly
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